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RosterWatch Week 9 Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet Now Available

Byron BylineBuilding a championship-caliber fantasy roster requires basic weekly waiver-wire management. We’ve created the Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet so that in a just a few minutes a week, our users can make the same expert waiver maneuvers we personally make in our own leagues, throughout the season.

Whether you play in a standard waiver-claim format, or in a free-agent bidding system – we’ve got you covered. Read the chart top to bottom, and use it like the Draft Cheat Sheet. It’s not mandatory to go after the very top pick up every single week – use some basic discretion. Insane value can be cultivated through the bottom of the Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet over the course of the season.

All players listed on the WWCS are currently on the waiver wire in at least 50% of fantasy leagues across all major formats.

*Our advice is to recycle an average of 1-2 players per week from the bottom of your roster into hot waiver-wire pickups for the current week. This can be accomplished via waivers, or on the cheap as free-agent pickups post-waiver period .

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  1. Who do you think I should try stealing in exchange for Will Fuller? Unless you think Fuller can maintain his TD production? I know this is an unfair question as you don’t know my roster, but what I’m really looking for is a few names and I’ll go from there. or maybe discuss on the trad podcast tomorrow?


    1. Byron can answer in the TradeCast but for a comp, I recently traded Fuller + Emmanuel Sanders for Michael Thomas in one of our home leagues.

    2. and just to add my humble two cents to Alex’s comment, I saw someone in one of my leagues trade Will Fuller for Jordy Nelson, but I guess that would depend on where you value Nelson without AArod. just something I saw and thought I’d share. good luck, tigers62.

    3. Will Fuller just got traded for Tom Brady in my league. Brady owner had picked up Watson.

  2. What’s up RW nation! Have a roster/trade question. I am 7-1 in a 16 teamer by playing matchups and working waivers like crazy. My current roster situation is as follows:

    Gordon, Mixon, Mack, and Drake for RBs and (Odell IR) Amari, Doctson, Corey Davis, Dede Westbrook at WR, Ertz is my main TE.

    I have an offer to get Mike Thomas for Mixon. Should I do this trade? It’s PPR btw.

    1. Mixon for Michael Thomas is a deal I’d insta-accept even tho it will leave you weaker at RB. You’ll have to continue grinding waivers until Mack takes over fully but it will make your team better.

  3. Post By apkelley47@gmail.com

    Do you like Richardson or Lockett more this week only for a flex fill-in for Jeffery (vs DEN) ?? Have Lockett in my claims currently, but can switch… Or is DaVante Parker a better play from my bench?

    1. Like Richardson better but would likely get in Parker this week – can’t answer start-sit questions until after matchup tool comes out though. As for waivers, would rather own P Rich.

  4. I need one RB this week and all my backups are on bye. I was looking at Collins, Darkwa, or Morris? I do own Mack. Only problem is I am 8th out of 10 on the wavier order. Who can I pick up to play right away to play? Or should I just roll out Mack? PPR

  5. Post By gr8one_22@hotmail.com

    Proposed trade to me.

    My Gurley and Fuller for AJ, Freeman, and Wentz.

    I have Dak and Carr as my QBs.

    Left over for RB I would Ajayi, Martin, and Mixon, starting WR are M.Thomas, Crabtree, and Diggs.

    My WR corps would be great but I am taking a hit at RB. Thoughts?

    1. how many of those guys can you even start? Not sure I like a 4 for 1 deal.

      1. Post By gr8one_22@hotmail.com

        Its a 2 or 3, Gurley, Fuller for AJ, Freeman, and Wentz.

        1 QB, 2RB, 2WR, and a Flex.

  6. Post By debatime1@yahoo.com

    Hey guys, trade question

    16 team standard league..

    I’ve been offered Josh Doctson and Doug Martin

    Id be giving up Julio Jones and Ty Montgomery.

    What do yall think?

    1. where are you weakest?

  7. Do you guys have a new Strength of Schedule tool? I’m trying to evaluate trade possibilities. I tried, but it doesn’t look like we still have access to the original one produced back in July. At least I can’t find it anywhere.


  8. Post By Dsummitt15@sbcglobal.net

    Byron, Alex or trashman…
    Standard scoring 12 man 6-2 record

    QB: Russell Wilson
    RB: Doug Martin, Alvin Kamara, Buck Allen, Thomas Rawls, Austin Eckler
    WR: Mike Evans, Micheal Thomas, Doug Baldwin, Keenan Allen, Corey Davis, Josh Doctson
    TE: Travis Kelce

    1. I traded JuJu for Corey Davis straight up last week before the monster by JuJu. Did I fuck up??

    2. Given My current roster would you trade Doug Martin and Micheal Thomas for Leveon Bell or is that too much?

    3. Given My current roster would you trade Keenan Allen for Tevin Coleman straight up?

    Thanks guys, Keep up the good work!!

    1. 1. no, davis should return similar value when healthy 2. yes, but you need to handcuff bell 3. not, if you make the first trade

  9. What you guys think of Carolina WRs? Curtis Samuel or Shepard?

  10. Just got a trade offer for Ajayi and D. Watson. In exchange I’d be getting Carson Wentz and D. Freeman. Should I pull the trigger, or demand a Kings ransom? My Other QB is Wilson and I’m pretty stacked @ RB otherwise.

    1. king’s ransom. watson is the best player in fantasy

  11. Post By hjhieme@gmail.com

    I know Sterling Shepard isn’t on your wavier wire list but he is available in my league. Would be a higher priority than JuJu?

    1. yes, he would. he’s not on it because he should already be owned

  12. I was offered a trade: I receive Russel Wilson and Jay Ajayi and give up Will Fuller and Doug Martin. Thoughts bros?

  13. 6-2 2nd place Thank you! 10 team PPR play 1 QB 3 WR 2 RB 1 TE 1 Flex
    I am an Elliott owner and need some help
    My team
    DFreeman, CMcCaffrey, DMartin, T Coleman (and EElliott)
    THill, SDiggs, GTate WFuller, SShepard, NAgholor (3WR league)
    A Sef-Jenkins

    Available on waiver are:
    QB: Goff, Hundley, MCCown, Brissett (take a second because I have Winston?)

    RB: DHenry ACollins, MMack FGore AMorris and McFadden Darkwa KDrake JCharles DForeman AEllington (who to pick up, who to drop? – I am low on waiver, please name a few)

    WR: CDavis, JuJuSmith-Schuster, PRichardson, CColeman, TLockett, Snead, RAnderson, RMoncreif, Golliday (any of these better for me ROS? who to drop?

    I have Jax and Phily Def get rid of Philly and pick up someone above?

    Thank you
    Thank you!

    1. morris, collins, mack, gore, drake, henry in that order. i could drop agholor for davis, juju, prich…really any of those guys except snead or moncrief. you can add goff or mccown at qb

  14. Standard. No ppr. Would u trade McCoy for Martin and dez

    1. not unless you’re desperate at wr, maybe not even then

  15. Alright RWN, what should we be expecting out of Ajayi going forward?

  16. Are you dropping M Bryant for any of Cupp, R Woods or J Matthews in a ppr? Thanks Guys

    1. Yes dropping Bryant for a bag of peanuts at this point

  17. You missed me trashman – What do you think if I traded Doug Martin and Will Fuller for Russel Wilson and Jay Ajayi?

  18. Missed me trashman. What do you think if I traded away Doug Martin Will fuller for Russell Wilson and Jay Ajayi?

  19. I got offered fuller for Dez Byant what do you think?

    1. Fuller is playing his best ball right now. I think Dez’s best games are coming soon now that Zeke is out for six games.

  20. I’m 7-1 (thanks to RW Nation) in a standard scoring, 10-team league with a question about how to best prepare for post-season (starting with week 13). I’ve lost in play-offs the past two years and trying determine my weak areas so I can address them sooner. My roster:
    The 4 highest waiver wire ranked RB/WR available are Sanu, Mack, JuJu, & PRichardson. I updated your Strength of Schedule for ROS and I’m thinking my order is Sanu/JuJu with Richardson a close 3rd. I’m 10th in the order.

    Do I pick up one of these (would drop Doctson)? Or, should I start picking up a 2nd QB or DST that compliments Carr and the Bills in playoff weeks? Rams, Ravens and Lions are available. Thanks guys!

    1. Its always a good idea to prepare for the playoffs when you are a top team. Keep in mind that you want to keep winning though.

      1. Thanks eyak29. I decided the same thing and dropped Doctson for Tyrod. All other 9 teams rostered 2-QBs all season so he was the better option. Buffalo has a good matchup weeks 14-16 and the trade for Kelvin Benjamin sealed the deal!

  21. Huge waiver wire week for me guys. I slipped to 3-5. My teams not bad, I had good week, scored 120pts in a standard scoring league. I have the #1 ww, I’ve been saving it for weeks for a rb. My team includes-
    Qb- Winston
    Rb- Gordon on bye, a Collins, Foreman, Gileslie..
    WRs- Baldwin, ty hill, Hilton, Cooks, docston
    Te- Ertz

    Best available FA-
    Rbs- Drake, gore, d Williams, booker
    WRs- juju, p rich, anderson, crowder
    Te- Doyle

    Who should I spend it on? Or should I spend it? Thanks

  22. 12 team .5 PPR Need 1 RB 1 WR 1 Flex
    D. Henry
    Buck Allen

    1. Allen, Garcon, Agholor

  23. Post By normarkfarms@hotmail.com

    1 point ppr.
    Give up D. Watson, receive Fournette.
    Yes or no ?

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      What’s your QB and RB situation? At face value, I’d say no, but that’s without knowing how you stack up at RB after dealing Fournette.

    2. That is a solid deal for Watson. If you need RB help this is a good deal depending on who your backup QB is

  24. 12 Team 0.5 PPR; 2 RB, 3 WR, Flex.

    My RB: Kareem Hunt, C.J. Anderson, Joe Mixon.
    My WR: Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, Paul Richardson, (Robert Woods, Corey Davis, Willie Snead, Tyrell Williams).

    I’m being offered Stefon Diggs and Carlos Hyde for Mike Evans. Take it?

  25. Trade CJ Anderson for Tyrod Taylor. I have Mariota?

  26. Post By polrventures37@hotmail.com

    Trade Question.

    Aaron Jones for Ajayi in a dynasty league.

    1. You have to hold onto Jones in Dynasty. Ajayi is a unknown in his new offense and plus he has zero cartilage in his knees. That normally doesnt equal a long career.

  27. Post By jimgolden19@yahoo.com

    Hey Guys – do you think the following trade offers are “fair”?:

    Dak Prescott for Will Fuller & I. Crowell OR Deshaun Watson for Dez Bryant & I. Crowell

    I have both of the QB’s and want to leverage one of them to fill some gaps…


  28. I feel like you can get a better throw in than Crowell.

  29. Give up McFadden get JuJu?

    J Jones
    T Hill
    R Matthews
    C Davis on IR

  30. Post By chuckcnc@icloud.com

    I see on the Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet you have Cooper Kupp in front of Robert Wood. Wood leads the team in routes run, and targets (although meagerly over Kupp) but hasn;t got into the end zone yet. HIs catch rate, endzone targets and yards lead Kupp, again meagerly.

    I drafted Kupp and his last outing looked like he was catching on. I really like Wood here but am thinking to wait one more week before swapping them out. Or would you have a problem with me swapping them out now. Wood is Free Agent. I could also drop DeAndre Washington or John Ross. I just don’t like carrying both players from the same team. Alternatively, I could drop Ross now and next week decide who stays.

    What do you think?


  31. Post By Dsummitt15@sbcglobal.net

    Bengals or Chiefs D rest of the season?

  32. Would you drop Donta Foreman for Marlon Mack? 0.5 ppr 14-team league?

    1. Post By Dsummitt15@sbcglobal.net


    2. Agree, get Mack.

  33. Post By mgambee@gmail.com

    Got an offer for Joe mixon and i’d get davante adams. I’m hurting at WR but don’t know about adams outlook without Rodgers.

    WR: Bryant, Garcon, Parker, Corey Davis, Shephard,
    RB: Freeman, Montgomery, Howard, Mixon, Woodhead

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Really hard to buy into any GB WR right now. Mixon should return you some value elsewhere.

  34. Sterling Shepard just popped up on my waiver wire. Worth dropping Cooper Kupp to add him?

  35. Byron!!! I FREAKING DID IT!!! I listened to your latest trade podcast and heard you talk about cooking up a trade for Julio Jones so I conjured up this:
    Traded Jordy Nelson and Emmanuel Sanders
    For Julio Jones
    He just accepted it!!!
    I’m stoked!!!
    My team now:
    QB: Taylor
    WR’s: Evans, Jones, Diggs, Juju, Davis& Sanu
    RB’s: Howard,Martin,Kamara,Thompson
    TE: Kelce

  36. Post By Scott Mitchell

    12-team 0.5 PPR – Not a lot of bench space, but trying to gear up for playoffs. Do I drop Breida to pick up Dion Lewis? Note that I have Carlos Hyde. Or do I drop DOnta Foreman (I don’t have Miller).

    Minor note: I drafted Foreman so I can keep him next year for an 11th rounder.

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